Collection of Three Stooges related film and television appearances in the public domain. SHORTS Disorder in the Court (1936) Sing A Song Of Six Pants (1947) Brideless Groom (1947) Malice in the Palace (1949) FEATURE Swing Parade (1946) TELEVISION APPEARANCES Jerks of All Trades (1949 Pilot) Ed Wynn Show (1950 Full Show) Steve Allen (1959 Clips) Danny Thomas (1965 Clips) TRAILERS Around the World in a Daze (1963) Gold Raiders (1951) Have Rocket Will Travel (1959) Snow White and The Three... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Three Stooges, comedy
The Ghoul is a 1933 British Horror film starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger and Ralph Richardson, whose debut film this was. The plot centres around a Professor (Karloff) who is to be buried with an Egyptian jewel in order to attain eternal life. When the jewel is stolen by his servant, the professor rises from the dead to reclaim it. The film, based on the play and novel by Dr. Frank King and Leonard J. Hines, was once considered to be a lost film since the original... ( 12 reviews ) Topics: Horror, Egypt, Mummy, Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, Lost Film
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is the earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, made by the Selig Polyscope Company without Baum's direct input. It was created to fulfill a contractual obligation associated with Baum's personal bankruptcy caused by The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, from which it was once thought to have been derived. It was partly based on the 1902 stage musical, though much of the film deals with the Wicked Witch of the West, who does not appear in the... ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Wizard of Oz, 1910, L Frank Baum, Silent
Legendary Valentino picture. Valentino stars as an Arabian who falls in love with an English woman in this classic silent picture. Visit the IMDB page here. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Rudolph Valentino, Adventure, Romance, The Sheik, Paramount, Jesse Lasky, Silent Films
Originally released Christmas 1910, this Edison production features Charles Ogle (Frankenstein) as Bob Cratchet. Remastered, retitled, tinted and new soundtrack added in 2010. ( 10 reviews ) Topics: 1910, Silent, Charles Dickens, Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Charles Ogle
1970s retelling of the Frankenstein story with Rock Hudson as the scientist and Barbara Carrera as the 'creature' he grows from Embryo to Woman in four and a half weeks. Also stars Roddy McDowall, Diane Ladd and Dr Joyce Brothers. This movie was reissued in the 1980s a "Created to Kill". Public domain due to the omission of a required copyright notice. Sourced from a 30 year old Betamax tape. ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Sci-Fi, horror, Rock Hudson, Diane Ladd, Barbara Carrera, Roddy McDowell, Dr Joyce Brothers,...
This is a classic b-Grade Sci-fi movie from 1953. Leonmard Maltin called it "the best of the So-Bad-it's-Good movies". Sometime shown in 3-d, always shown with a score by Elmer Bernstein, this picture is also known as "Rocket to the Moon". A group of space travellers find themselves landing on a hostile moon inhabited by beautiful women in tight black costumes and heavy eye makeup. COPYRIGHT NOTE: This film is public domain because of the failure of it's producer/copyright... ( 29 reviews ) Topics: Sci-Fi, Cat-Women, Sonny Tufts, B-Grade, Elmer Bernstein
IN THE YEAR 2889 Starring: PAUL PETERSON AND QUINN O'HARE A group of post A-war survivors gathered together in a valley, are menaced by cannibalistic human mutants with telepathic powers. ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Sci-Fi, Aliens, Larry Buchanan, Post - Apocalyptic
Filmed in November 1903 at Edison's New York studio, at Essex County Park in New Jersey, and along the Lackawanna railroad and released in December 1903, "The Great Train Robbery" is considered to be one of the first significant early US narrative films. Greatly influenced by the British film "Daring Daylight Robbery" (1903) it introduced many new cinematic techniques (cross cutting, double exposure, camera movement and location shooting) to American audiences. It was... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 1903, Silent, Thomas Edison, Edwin S Porter, Great Train Robbery, pdmovies
Jail Bait (1954) Directed by Edward D Wood Jr. A Howco Release A vicious criminal uses plastic surgery to escape the police.This movie features Steve Reeves (undubbed). This is the original version of the film released in 1954. This film was registered for copyright (1954 LP3883) and never renewed. It entered the public domain on 1 January 1983. ( 14 reviews ) Topics: Edward D Wood Jr, Mystery, Crime Thriller, Steve Reeves, Delores Fuller, Lyle Talbot, Ed Wood
Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons. When everyone... ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Thriller, PRC, George Zucco, Lionel Atwill
Paulette Goddard and Pedro Armendariz star in this story about a revolutionary who takes over a small Mexican town. The townspeople begin to argue about whether to resist him or join him. This is a Spanish print of a US/Mexican Co-production. The dialogue is in English the titles and subtitles are in Spanish. Topics: Feature Films, Paulette Goddard, Pedro Armendariz, Spanish Subtitles, Mexico
The infallible detective meets the perfect crime! A group of people gathered in an old mansion are being systematically murdered by a hooded killer. Another Chesterfield classic with Charles Starrett ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Chesterfield Pictures, Charles Starrett, Charles Lamont, B Picture
Full Title: Marvellous Melbourne - Queen City of the South An early documentary film about the City of Melbourne, then the interim capital city of Australia. Made in 1910. The director Charles Cozens Spencer was famous for his bushranger films: "Captain Starlight" (Robbery Under Arms), "Captain Midgnight - The Bush King", "The Life and Adventures of John Vane, The Notorious Australian Bushranger", "Dan Morgan, The Terror of the Australian Bush" (Mad Dog... Topics: Documentaries, Australia, Melbourne
These are most of the surviving Blooper reels produced by The Warner Club an organisation comprising Warner Bros Stars and Crew. These reels were produced most years and shown at their annual dinner to poke fun at the mistakes that had been made during that year's productions. Some of the people who appear Eddie Acuff, Eddie Albert, Mary Astor, Ralph Bellamy, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, George Brent, Sheila Bromley, James Cagney, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Gary Cooper, Bette... ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Bloopers, Gag Reel, Warner Bros, Stars
The Eye Creatures (also known as Attack of the Eye Creatures, or Attack of the the Eye Creatures from a production error) is a 1965 science-fiction film about an invasion of an unnamed American countryside by a flying saucer and its silent, shambling alien occupants. While the military ineptly attempts to stop the invasion, a group of young people, whose reports to the local police are dismissed as pranks or wild imagination, struggle to defend themselves against the menacing monsters. Sound... ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Sci-Fi, Aliens, Larry Buchanan
The Superman production company donated this special 18 minute episode to the US Treasury to help promote school stamp day savings plans to children. This is the only episode of the series that has entered the public domain. It features all of the hallmarks that made the original 1950s Superman series so memorable. ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Superman, George Reeves, Public Service Announcement, US Treasury
This is a failed pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, The Three Stooges, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Failed Pilot, Kinoscope
This tells the story of an American private detective who inherits a large estate in South Africa. When he arrives he finds himself a hunted man. He discovers that his land is being used as a plantation for international drug smugglers. This TV schedule filler was shot in South Africa by 20th Century Fox's South African studio, Killarney Studios. The film was written and directed by George Montgomery but the screen credits an alias, Douglas K Stone. This film marks the only acting appearance of... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Drugs, Smuggling, Assassination, organised crime, South Africa, Tippi Hedren, George Montgomery
Originally created as a pilot for a series of Holmes films this became a one off episode for the Lucky Strike sponsored "Your Show Time" series. It was originally aired on 25 March 1949 (Season 1 Episode 10) ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, Speckled Band, Alan Napier, Melville Cooper, Alan Shields,...
The Sinking of the Lusitania, released in 1918, is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a short 12 minute explanation of the sinking of RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes fired from a German U-boat. The film was one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production. The film is stylized as a documentary, informing viewers on details from the actual... ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Lusitantia, Winsor McCay, Animation, History, World War I, Propaganda
A 1927 Fox newsreal interview with the author and spiritualist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He speaks about his greatest literary creation, Sherlock Holmes, and his work in spiritualism. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, Spiritualism
This is an episode of the DuMont Network's "The Adventures of Ellery Queen" (1950-54). This ran on the DuMont Network before moving to the ABC. The series was also shown in Australia, where it played on Channel 2 on Thursdays at 9pm throughout 1957. The actor who plays Ellery, Richard Hart, died part way through the series and was replaced by Lee Bowman. About 50 episodes were made over its two runs but only a small amount survive. This episode, original air date 21 December 1950,... ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Ellery Queen, Dumont, Mystery, Richard Hart
Failed pilot for a proposed British Sherlock Holmes series starring John Longdon (Hitchcock's "Blackmail" and "The Skin Game") as Sherlock Holmes. Campbell Singer plays Dr Watson and the episode also features Walter Gotell (70s and 80s Bond pictures) as Luzatto. The story is based on the canonical adventure "The Man With The Twisted Lip". ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Sherlock Holmes, Failed Pilots, John Longdon
Rare original network print of a Topper episode. Contains original sponsor opening and closing credits and original commercials. ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Topper, Thorne Smith, Leo Carrol, Robert Sterling, Anne Jeffries, Ghosts, Comedy
Original theatrical release version of this gory 70s horror classic featuring a number of well known screen actors in the cast. 16:9 enhanced widescreen.Copyright Status:Incomplete copyright notice. Never registered for copyright. Topics: Horror, asylum, inmates, lunatics, doctors, ghost, murder, classic, John Carradine, Cannon Films,...
A series of documentaries produced by NASA The 4 Episodes include: -Earthquake Below -Flood Below -Hurricane Below -Tornado Below ( 1 reviews ) Topics: NASA, Science, Earthquake, Tornado, Flood, Hurricane
The only PD episode of Burke's Law. Episode Title: "Who Killed Jason Shaw" S1 E15 This show was originally set to air on 22 November 1963. It was pushed back by the network's coverage of John F Kennedy's assassination. This film is in the public domain because its copyright was not renewed in 1991, which was the necessary time for any film with a date in notice of 1963. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Gene Barry, Burke's Law, Millionare Detective
Some different prints of the all-time classic. 1. Raw untouched video master - how the film has been seen on late night TV and PD video's and DVDs for years. 2. A remastered version of the film presented in HD. 3. Rare international widescreen theatrical release print presented 16:9 enhanced. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Published without a valid Copyright Notice. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000046101 PA reg. cancelled. Published pre ’78 without... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: horror, zombie, low budget, independent
Rare Sherlock Holmes film starring Raymond Massey as SHerlock Holmes. Lyn Harding who plays Dr Rylot later appeared as Moriarty in "Silver Blaze"/"Murder at the Baskervilles." ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Raymond Massey
In the thirteenth Rathbone/Bruce adventure, Holmes and Watson are charged with guarding a priceless diamond "The Star of Rhodesia" as it journeys to Scotland by train. There are all manner of weird and unusual passengers to contend with as well as a few menacing villains including the notorious Col Sebastian Moran. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered for copyright under LP182 on 8 Feb 1946. TERROR BY NIGHT. Universal Pictures Co., Inc., C1946. 6 reels, sd. Adapted from a story... Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Alan Mowbray, Harry Cording, Arthur...
Three cheap musical boxes (each one playing a subtly different version of "The Swagman"), manufactured in Dartmoor Prison, are sold at a local auction house. However, a criminal gang is determined to steal and recover all three, even if it means committing murder. Sherlock Holmes tries to recover the music boxes and crack the secret code contained in the tune before the gang can get what they want. This version is slightly better quality that the other versions available on the... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morrison, Holmes Herbert, Harry Cording,...
Cleopatra is a silent film created in 1912 by Helen Gardner and the Helen Gardner Picture Players. The film, in which Gardner stars in the title role, was based on a play written by Victorien Sardou. In a series of elaborately staged tableaux, it depicts Cleopatra (Gardner) and her love affairs, first with handsome fisherman-slave Pharon, then with Marc Antony. The film features lavish sets and costumes and at just over an hour, it was considered fairly lengthy. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Mar Antony, Helen Gardner, Charles Gaskill, Ancient Egypt, Ancient...
Eille Norwood appears as Sherlock Holmes in this episode from the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series (1921) Special contents of this edition copyright 2010 Shane I Sullivan. Permission to use these items is granted under creative commons licence. Topics: Feature Films, Silent films, Sherlock Holmes, Maurice Elvey, Eille Norwood
1915 silent film directed by Cecil B Demille starring Fannie Ward. This film was selected for preservation in America's "National Film Registry".A desperate socialite turns to a Burnese Ivory trader after she is almost found out for embezzling funds from her charity. Topics: crime, silent film, feature film, fannie ward, cecil b demille, jesse lasky, paramount pictures,...
Season 2 Episode 12 This is the only episode of the Thriller series to enter the Public Domain. It stars and is directed by John Newland of One Step Beyond fame. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Thriller, Boris Karloff, John Newland
This is a rare retrospective on Bob Hope's command performances for US troops all over the world since WWII. Features appearances by John F Kenedy, Betty Grable, Betty Hutton, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Lana Turner. There are some noticable cuts where short segments of the program are missing. Topics: Classic TV, Hollywood, Bob Hope, TV Special, John F Kenedy, Betty Grable, Betty Hutton, Frank...
Silent shorts for the Short Track competition 2013 at the OZU film festival. AMBROSE'S LOFTY PERCH (1915, Keystone Film Co, Dir: Walter Wright) Starring: Mack Swain King Ambrose has chosen a Queen from the women of his court. But once they are married the King has competion for his Queen's affections from her former boyfriend, Robin. BY THE SUN'S RAYS (1914, Universal Film Manufacturing Co, Dir: Charles Giblyn) Starring: Lon Chaney, Murdoch MacQuarrie, Agnes Vernon In this early western, an...
The original 1969 version of the film that was re-edited with new scenes in 1979 as "The Swap" and released again in 1989 as "Line of Fire". ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Robert De Niro, Cannon Films, Sam's Song, The Swap, Line of Fire